Kōrero: Te Arawa

Te moutere o Mokoia ki Rotorua

Te moutere o Mokoia ki Rotorua

Tūturu, ko te ingoa ake o te moutere nei ko Te Motu-tapu-a-Tinirau. He moutere taea noa iho mā runga poti mai i te taone o Rotorua. He whenua parahua a Mokoia, nā whai anō a Te Arawa i rūmaki i ōna māra kūmara (sweet potato) ki reira. E hoki rawa te ingoa o te moutere ki te patunga o Uenukukōpako i a Arorangi. I te tūnga o tana rākau kō ki te rae o Arorangi kua tāngia ki te moko, ka puta te ingoa o Mokoia.

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Photograph by Peter Morrison

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paul Tapsell, 'Te Arawa - Te noho whenua me ngā hekenga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1524/te-moutere-o-mokoia-ki-rotorua (accessed 24 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Paul Tapsell, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 22 Mar 2017